The Colorado Avalanche will take on the two-time defending champions in the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday night at Ball Arena.
Game 1 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final is set for 6 pm MT.
Colorado has home-ice advantage in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. The Avalanche advanced to their first Final appearance since 2001 after completing a sweep over the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Final.
Tampa Bay, who has won the last two-consecutive Stanley Cups, advanced to its third-straight Final appearance with series clinching Game 6 victory over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final.
During the regular season, both meetings between the Avalanche and Bolts were tight, but Colorado picked up wins in each of them. The Avs picked up a 4-3 shootout road win on Oct. 23, 2021 in the first meeting of the regular season and then edged Tampa Bay 3-2 on Feb. 10 on home ice. Gabriel Landeskog paced the Avalanche with two goals and three points (2G, 1A) in one game, while Nathan MacKinnon also recorded three points (1G, 2A) in both of the meetings.
See below for the full 2022 Stanley Cup Final schedule between Colorado and Tampa Bay: